The place-name 'Woolsington' is first attested in Charter Rolls of 1204, where it appears as Wlsinton. The name means 'the town or settlement of Wulfsige's people'.
The Grade II* listed Woolsington Hall and its 92-acre estate are located in the parish. The hall is on English Heritage's Heritage at Risk Register. In December 2015 the hall was severely damaged by fire.
There are four primary schools in the ward as well as a nursery and creche. There is also a children's centre. Other community facilities include Simonside Community Centre, Newbiggin Hall library, Gala Field Youth Centre and Chevyside Learning First. Newbiggin Hall Library has computers with free internet access. Gala Field Youth Centre provides activities and support to children and young people in the area. Simonside Community Centre on Bedeburn Road offers rooms to hire for events or meetings and a fitness suite.
The Woolsington ward boundary starts at the junction with the A1 and A696 Woolsington Bypass. It heads northwest along the A696 to the junction with Newbiggin Dene where it heads north to the metro line. From here the boundary runs along the Westerhope ward boundary to join Stamfordham Road at the junction of the Ouseburn. The boundary continues southeast along Stamfordham Road to the junction with the A1 Western Bypass. It heads north along the A1 back to the start at the Woolsington Bypass.
House prices in the ward average at £154,500. However, property prices within the boundaries of the village itself range from £250,000 to £1,100,000.
Description courtesy of Wikipedia.
12th May 2015
5th October 2009
South Drive runs northwards from Ponteland Road through to Woolsington Hall and crosses the Ouseburn River.
Woolsington Hall stands at the south-east boundary of Newcastle Airport.
Newcastle International Airport.
- Wikipedia - Woolsington
- Sitelines - Woolsington Bridge
- Sitelines - Woolsington, Middle Drive, Trees
- Sitelines - Woolsington, Walker House
- Save Newcastle Wildlife - Save Woolsington Woods
- Co-Curate - Woolsington
- Chronicle Live - Outrage as council destroys flower bed dedicated to suffragettes to make way for huge road sign
Historical interest in Woolsington:
- Sitelines - Woolsington, waggonway
- Sitelines - Medieval Woolsington village
- Sitelines - Woolsington, Brick Kiln Field
- Sitelines - Woolsington, Picket Hamilton Fort
Historical interest in Newcastle Airport:
- Sitelines - Newcastle Airport, Aero Club House and hangar
- Sitelines - Newcastle Airport, Bellman hangar
- Sitelines - Woolsington, Searchlight Battery TT146
- Sitelines - Woolsington, pillbox
- Sitelines - Newcastle Airport (RAF Woolsington)
- Sitelines - RAF Woolsington, aircraft hangars
- Co-Curate - History of Newcastle Airport
Collieries in Woolsington:
- Sitelines - Woolsington, John Pit
- Sitelines - Woolsington, Liberty Pit
- Sitelines - Woolsington, Anne Pit
- Sitelines - Woolsington, Brunton Pit
- Sitelines - Woolsington, spoil heap
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